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Massa Sovada (Portuguese Sweet Bread)

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Enjoy this Portuguese favorite that can be served plain or with any type of spread.

 
  
. Prep
5 hrs
Cook
30 min.
Ready In
6 hrs
24 servings
Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

2pk yeast, active dry dry*
1/4cup water lukewarm
1cup milkVideo scalded
1cup sugarVideo
2teaspoons cinnamonVideo
1/2cup butterVideo
1/2teaspoon salt
6cups flour, all-purpose
4each eggVideo
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Scald milk and add to sugar, butter and salt; stir until butter is melted. Mix cinnamon and flour. Add 1/2 the flour to the milk/sugar/butter/salt, and mix until smooth. Beat 3 eggs and add them and the yeast to the mixture.

Continue to add remaining flour to make soft dough. Remove it from the bowl and place on floured board. Knead until smooth and satiny (about 15 mins). Shape into a ball and place in buttered bowl. Cover and let rise until double in size (2-1/2 to 3 hours).

Punch risen dough down and divide it in half. Place in two greased pans (8 inches round). Let rise in warm place until double in size (1-1/2 to 2 hours). Brush tops of dough with remaining beaten egg.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

4 stars - based on 3 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1

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Reviewed: over 12 years ago

It's okay, but i prefer vanilla instead of the cinnamon. Angela, Stoney Creek

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2 comments

I WAS LOOKING 4 REAL MASSA SOVADA NOT SWEET BREAD DO YOU HAVE THIS RECIPE ? IF YOU DO PLEASE SEND IT TO MY EMAIL ---- TALKINGIRL08@AOL.COM OR ---- IAMNOTYOURGIRL07@AOL.COM THANKS

JESSICA
MAINE about 4 years ago

Massa sovada is sweet bread

anonymous
Tallahassee, United States about 2 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 65g (2.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19523% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 
 
 
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